How to Cure Lawn Lust in 6 Minutes (Video)

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There are so many reasons to not have a lawn, yet we persist. We are a people addicted to yards of green grass, regardless of the cost, waste and total impracticality of the pursuit. They are really so illogical, why are we so attracted to them? (Aside from the fact that grass is welcoming to bare feet ... and croquet in a cactus garden might prove challenging, but still!)

It’s time to change the paradigm and kick the grass to the curb. But for many people, the attachment seems to simply be too strong.

We feel your pain and we’re here to help.

Charlie Berens, comedian, Emmy winning journalist and host of PMC Studios’ @Hollywood, has created a video that wraps the whole shebang up in just under six minutes. And it's funny. It may not be entirely appropriate for the school-age set, but for anyone unwilling to give up the grass, it makes for excellent required viewing.

And then there's this: 10 gardens prettier than a lawn (and more water-efficient, too)